In the immortal words of Jon Lovitz,

"Get to Know Me"

My name is Francis Hubert Lombaer IV. The little icon next to the address of this page is my symbol. It is the letters FHL all written on top of each other and the four lines are hash marks for IV. Now you know.

Norm Labfreak is an anagram of Frank Lombaer.I was bored in class one day. (Actually, I worked on anagrams of my name for weeks) That was before all these newfangled anagram applications (none of the ones I have tried since has ever come up with Norm Labfreak). I decided to publish under that name, for no particular reason. It didn't become a real alias for me until college.

Speaking of college. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I majored in History (the History of Science and Ancient & Medieval Societies) with a minor in Religious Studies.

I currently work at [NAME DELETED] as a Senior Engineer. I hold many Apple certifications. All of that is fancy talk for "Frank is a Mac geek."

I am originally from Frankfort, IL, which is about 20 miles south and a little bit west of Chicago, IL. My parents still live there (yes, they are still married). My father retired from teaching high school American History (37 years at ONE school!). My mother has also retired. She taught high school English. I have one sister, Jill. She lives in Maryland.

I live with my wife, the world's greatest woman, Anne. She is my soul mate and my best friend. Let's hear it for Anne!!

We were married on 25 September 2004, in Naperville, IL. It was a lovely ceremony. I can honestly say I have never been happier or more content in my personal life. Marriage is some strong ju-ju. Do it if you can! :)

We purchased a house in the city of Chicago, in the neighborhood of Portage Park. This is our first house. It's exciting and scary and fun and a lot of hard work all at the same time. Speaking of which, we have a dog, Rudie. She is half dalmation, half husky. She is also a constant source of happiness and joy (and whining).


There, now don't you feel better? Now that you have

"Gotten to Know Me"

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